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  • VA Accreditation Webinar  

    VA Accreditation Webinar (2016)

    By: Mike Weeks, JD, CELA

    Are you looking for a CLE course to maintain your VA Accredited Attorney status?  Attorneys accredited by the VA must take 3 hours of CLE within their first year of accreditation, and an additional three hours every two years thereafter.  This series is designed to satisfy the VA Accreditation CLE requirements for attorneys who have already been accredited.  You should be accredited PRIOR to taking this webinar. 

    Topics for this webinar will cover the required core topics:
    • Representation before the VA
    • Claims procedures
    • Basic eligibility for VA benefits
    • Dependency and indemnity compensation
    • Improved pension
    • Right to appeal
    • Other VA benefits
    • Planning in a future world of the VA transfer penalty
    • Case studies
    CLE CLE: 3 hours 

    Member Price: $249.00 Retail Price: $349.00
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  • holiday  

    Ramp up Your Client Base During the Holidays (marketing content)

    By: ElderCounsel, LLC

    Included in this package are the following marketing items, in Word format, for easy incorporation into your own website, blog, or social media platform.
    1. Marketing ideas for December and January
    2. With sample press releases (or eblast content) to promote them
    EC Practice Enhancement Program members, this is available free of charge in the PEP Marketing Content archives.
    Not a PEP member yet?  Learn more.
     
    Member Price: $79.00 Retail Price: $129.00
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  • Advanced VA Pension Planning  

    Advanced VA Pension Planning Webinar (2016)

    By: Michael Smith, JD, and Angela Manz, JD

    This 3-hour advanced VA pension planning webinar will discuss changing topics of which you need to be aware, such as what to do with the house, the Medicaid effect of VA benefits, and how to handle requests from the VA after an application is filed.

    We will also offer suggested guidelines for how long, or whether to delay applying, where there are significant transfers of income-generating assets; considering the VA's income verification matching at time of application. Lastly, we will discuss the proposed regulatory changes, how it will affect your clients, and what to do now.

    Topics Covered:
    • The House
    • Medicaid Interplay with VA
    • Responding to the VA – Development letters
    • Income Verification Matching
    • Accrued Benefits – when a claimant dies
    • Overpayments
    • Proposed Regulatory Changes
    CLE CLE: 3 hours 

    Member Price: $249.00 Retail Price: $349.00
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  • MAPT Drafting  

    Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) Drafting Workshop

    By: Brian Albee, JD, Howard Krooks, Esq., CELA, and Michael Amoruso, Esq.

    Recorded at Symposium 2016

    Join us for a half-day of intensive education covering everything from grantor trust rules used when drafting Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPTs), to crucial design choices you must make when drafting. The class begins with why you would use an irrevocable trust and ends with tips on how to help clients understand the value of this type of trust with lots of law and drafting help in between.

    Length: 4 hours, 48 minutes

     ElderCounsel members: View this course complimentary in the Education Library.

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $395.00
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  • Adv Medi-Cal  

    Advanced Medi-Cal Planning 2017 (3 part video series)

    By: James Watson, JD and Laura Srebro, JD

    Many Medi-Cal planning attorneys help seniors and their families when a health care crisis strikes, resulting in a financial crisis. But what if you could help a family before a health care crisis strikes, saving them thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of worry and stress?

    Help seniors and their families by creating an asset protection plan BEFORE a crisis strikes. This advanced Medi-Cal Planning course will focus on the use of irrevocable trusts, including important drafting goals, how to deal with the home and avoid estate recovery, and how to obtain the best tax treatment for assets held in the irrevocable trust. Additional areas include:
    • Changes to the Medi-Cal recovery rules under SB 833
    • Trust funding and administration
    • Review of additional documents that complete the asset protection plan
    • Other planning methods including the use of Petitions to the Court 
     Agenda

    CLE  CLE: 6 hours

    Member Price: $495.00 Retail Price: $595.00
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  • Medi-Cal Basics  

    Medi-Cal Basics (2016)

    By: Julie Fiedler, RN, CELA, LL.M and Richard Littorno, LL.M

    Learn the rules and strategies of Medi-Cal Planning. If you are new to this area, this course will get you up-to-speed and arm you with the strategies to handle crisis planning and begin taking on new clients. Topics covered include:
    • What does it mean to have a Medi-Cal practice?
    • Current Medi-Cal Rules
    • Probate Code 3100 Petitions
    • Preparing forms
    • Case studies and practice tools
    Agenda

     CLE: 13 hours

    Member Price: $695.00 Retail Price: $795.00
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  • Medicaid Planning  

    Medicaid Planning for Wartime Veterans - The Balancing Act (streaming)

    By: Dawn Weekly, JD

    Elder Law Masters Course Session

    Balancing Medicaid planning with VA pension benefits is never easy, especially when dealing with married couples. With the VA set on changing its eligibility rules, will this get easier, or more difficult? This session will cover how to weigh the benefits of Medicaid vs. VA pension, and how that balancing act may change when we see new VA pension rules.

    Length: 50 minutes

    Member Price: $125.00
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  • VA Camp  

    Veterans Pension Planning Immersion Camp (2017)

    By: Michael Smith, Esq. and Doreen Seamon, Esq.

    There are over twenty one million Veterans in the United States and nearly all of them may be eligible for VA Pension benefits. The Veteran’s Administration (VA) offers a monthly cash payment to wartime veterans who meet certain service requirements. These benefits may also go to the spouse of a deceased Veteran.

    If you want to gain the skills and knowledge to help Veterans, this is the place to start. The opportunities for an elder law attorney who provides service to veterans are vast. Attend this program and gain the knowledge and confidence you need to be profitable in this area of law.

    Agenda

    CLE: 10.75 hours

    Member Price: $795.00 Retail Price: $895.00
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  • Medicaid Appeals and Fair Hearings  

    Medicaid Appeals and Fair Hearings (streaming)

    By: Rene H. Reixach, Esq.

    There are a variety of reasons a Medicaid application may be denied including improper funding and incomplete documentation. The Medicaid rules allow applicants the right to a fair hearing in front of the state agency for adverse determination including denial, reduction, or termination in coverage. This session will cover the rules for fair hearings to review adverse Medicaid eligibility decisions and the procedures for conducting fair hearings, as well as how to appeal to state or federal court from an adverse fair hearing decision.
    • The Basis for Fair Hearings
    • Notice Requirements – Contents and Timing
    • Requesting a Fair Hearing
    • Aid Continuing (Aid Paid Pending)
    • Denial or Dismissal
    • Hearing Procedure
    • Decisions
    • Compliance
    • Hearing Tips
    • Appeals to State Court
    • Federal Court Appeals
     CLE: 1.25 hours

    Length: 71 minutes

     ElderCounsel members: View this course complimentary in the Education Library.

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $95.00
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  • Initial Consultation  

    How to Perform the (seemingly) Impossible: The Non-Lawyer Initial Consultation

    By: Steve Riley, JD, Certified Practice Advisor

    One topic that comes up frequently is the concept of the non-lawyer initial consultation. While this may sound like a lofty, nearly impossible goal for many solo practitioners or small-sized firms, Steve has helped attorneys implement this advanced strategy into their elder law practices. As a result, their revenues and closing rates have increased considerably, and their time per file has decreased. Yes you heard correctly, the non-lawyers meet, and get your firm retained by new clients!

    Publicizing your achievements as an attorney to the client can rub people the wrong way. Picture the benefits of your staff expressing all the reasons why you are THE attorney of choice in this area and see how quickly the client hires you.

    In this hour long session, Steve will be covering the basics of implementing this strategy into your elder law practice.

    Length: 65 minutes

     ElderCounsel members: View this course complimentary in the Education Library.

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $125.00
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